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Dublin: 15 °C Tuesday 27 September, 2016

#Road Safety

# road-safety - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Lollipop men and women are to be fitted with hidden cameras

A pilot scheme is taking place in Mayo and Kildare.

# road-safety - Monday 12 September, 2016

QUIZ: How Well Do You Remember The Rules of the Road?

Buckle up – we’re going to tell you.

The 7 tips you need for driving in wet weather

Essential driving advice to help keep you and other road users safe when the roads get wet.

# road-safety - Thursday 8 September, 2016

Questions on drink driving will be added to the driver theory test

Between 2008 and 2012, alcohol was a factor in 38% of fatal collisions, claiming the lives of 286 people.

# road-safety - Monday 5 September, 2016

Car tip: Keep kids safe for the school run by using the right seat

Stay on the right side of the law and keep your precious cargo safe by using the correct restraint system.

Poll: Should cycling be part of the school curriculum? Your Say This post contains a poll

# road-safety - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Gardaí catch learner driver doing 159km/hour in Limerick

The driver was unaccompanied, not displaying L-plates, and had no tax or insurance.

# road-safety - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Gardaí stop to help driver with flat tyre ... end up impounding car That Escalated Quickly This post contains images

Gardaí stop to help driver with flat tyre ... end up impounding car

The driver had no insurance, no NCT certificate or no tax.

# road-safety - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Gardaí warn people not to play Pokémon Go while driving

Put down the phone.

# road-safety - Monday 18 July, 2016

Car tip: Lighting up during the day saves lives

Research shows that using your lights during the day reduces the risk of collisions.

# road-safety - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Should there be a 30km per hour speed limit in more residential areas?

Dublin City Council wants to know what you think.

# road-safety - Monday 11 July, 2016

Major anti-drinking driving blitz launched as road deaths jump 15% in a year

A total of 87 people have died on the roads so far this year, 10 more than in 2015.

# road-safety - Friday 17 June, 2016

Five points of advice for football fans planning on having a drink tomorrow

The Road Safety Authority is warning that “almost half of pedestrians killed on our roads have consumed alcohol”.

# road-safety - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Driver survives serious crash after losing control in heavy rain

Gardaí have asked motorists to slow down.

# road-safety - Friday 10 June, 2016

Victims support group angry at decision to delay farmer's driving ban to give him time to find a ‘nice woman’

Noel O’Callaghan, vice-chairperson of the Irish Road Victims Association, said the decision sent out “all the wrong signals to people”.

# road-safety - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Think taking hands-free calls while driving is safe? Think again

New research says driving while talking on a hands-free device can be as distracting as using a hand-held phone.

# road-safety - Saturday 4 June, 2016

Australia is putting traffic lights on the ground for pedestrians glued to their phones

The initiative is to be trialled in an attempt to drive down the road death toll.

# road-safety - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Ireland's drunk drivers will leave siblings to die and move bodies to avoid arrest

The Road Safety Authority is urging people not to get behind the wheel after drinking this weekend.

# road-safety - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Alcohol was a factor in 330 fatal road collisions in four years

There were 983 fatal collisions on Irish roads between 2008 and 2012.

# road-safety - Friday 27 May, 2016

Hundreds of excessive speeders caught by gardaí on 'Slow Down Day'

The enforcement operation will continue until tomorrow morning.

# road-safety - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Man (21) jailed for three months after being caught driving 208km per hour

He was also fined €1,000 and disqualified from driving for four years.

# road-safety - Friday 6 May, 2016

New lap record and world's most powerful diesel SUV is coming to Ireland

Here’s all the car-related news you need to know this week – including a powerhouse SUV and a scorching hot hatch.

# road-safety - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Bishop recommends 'prayer for motorists' to keep drivers safe this bank holiday weekend

Bishop recommends 'prayer for motorists' to keep drivers safe this bank holiday weekend

The RSA is also giving out free coffees on Monday to try to tackle driver fatigue.

# road-safety - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Drivers are bypassing car warning systems to avoid wearing seatbelts

Drivers in Donegal are using extra fasteners so they can drive without a belt.

# road-safety - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Motorcyclist killed in collision with truck

The crash happened outside Dunboyne this afternoon.

# road-safety - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Over half of fines for failing to display L-plates not paid

More than 2,500 fines issued to learner drivers caught without a qualified driver were also unpaid.

Poll: Do you think people should be fined for not wearing a seatbelt? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think people should be fined for not wearing a seatbelt?

An appeal was launched today urging road users to wear seatbelts over the Easter weekend.

“This isn’t about personal choice – put your seatbelt on”

At least one person has been killed on every Easter weekend since 2009.

# road-safety - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

‘So I had a split second of thought and then the next thing I knew I was inside in a completely crashed vehicle’

In 2001, Anne Fogarty was in a car crash that changed her life forever.

# road-safety - Saturday 16 January, 2016

Keep the shades handy – here’s how to avoid driving accidents from ‘winter sun glare’

Painful glaring sunlight is a hazard all to familiar for most drivers.

# road-safety - Friday 1 January, 2016

Road deaths for 2015 are the second lowest since records began

165 people died on Irish roads compared to 193 in 2014.

# road-safety - Saturday 19 December, 2015

Poll: Do you agree with the plan to name and shame disqualified drivers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the plan to name and shame disqualified drivers?

The CEO of the Road Safety Authority thinks publishing names will act as a deterrent.

# road-safety - Sunday 29 November, 2015

# road-safety - Monday 23 November, 2015

Hundreds had to re-sit theory test thanks to a computer glitch (but it could have been a lot worse)

In total, 1,216 people were told they had failed the test when they had actually passed

# road-safety - Saturday 21 November, 2015

What if we gave motorists cash rewards for driving under the speed limit? Road Safety This post contains a poll

What if we gave motorists cash rewards for driving under the speed limit?

Renua deputy leader Billy Timmins has said motorists who are recorded driving under the limit should be entered into a lottery to win cash.

# road-safety - Sunday 15 November, 2015

'Standing at the scene where my boyfriend ran over a man...I didn't know it was my dad'

Maggie Bonner describes the shock of finding out that the man who her boyfriend drove over was her father.

# road-safety - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

NCT inspector apparently refused to test car because there were dog hairs in it

A TD made the claim in the Dáil today.

# road-safety - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

# road-safety - Sunday 1 November, 2015

The huge, unexpected ethical question self-driving cars will have to tackle

Would it rather hit a car full of passengers or a wall, injuring its own passenger?

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